Sunday, September 4, 2011

Top Mental Health Bloggers


I am so honored to announce that I was listed as on of the Top 25 Mental Wellness Bloggers at Circle of Moms. Thank you so much for whoever nominated me and all of you who voted. The vast talent on that list makes it so humbling to be included. Many of those sites are the very ones that I turn to when I need support, inspiration, or just the knowledge that I am not alone in this journey. Be sure to stop by and visit all them!

There was some technical difficulties with getting my profile updates (the curse of too many email addresses/logons!) So I thought I would share my questions and answers here. 

What mental wellness or mental health issues do you blog about? 
Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Grief (infant loss).

If you could give other moms one tip on mental wellness, what would it be?
Don't be afraid to speak up and ask for help. I suffered a long time the first time I had PPD because I was so scared to talk to anyone. Getting help and opening up about what was going on helped me so much.  The more you try to hide it and keep it inside the darker and darker your world becomes. 

What mental wellness resources would you recommend for moms? (Support systems, specific websites...)
Postpartum Progress is an awesome resource that I actually found and used even before I was a blogger. A support community. If you are on twitter #PPDChat is a great community, even if you just lurk and watch the chats you can really see that you are normal and not alone.  Your spouse. They married you because they love and care for you. They will want to help you and hold you up, you just need to let them. 

What are your three favorite blog posts. 
 On Hope and Being Hopeful (miscarriage)

The Edge  (PPD)

Little Hands (grief)

Thank you again for supporting! Motherhood is sticky and by talking about it and supporting each other we make it easier to deal with the mess. 

1 comment:

Hyacynth said...

This is perfect. :) Congratulations, friend.